Lauren is a senior social work student at Belmont University, and is working at Open Table Nashville for her fall social work internship program. Lauren has a heart for those experiencing homelessness, as well as advocacy and grassroots organizing. Lauren’s hopes for her time with Open Table include engaging her love for and curiosity surrounding diversity, all for the purpose of amplifying the voices of the marginalized and empowering lasting change. In her free time (when she has it), Lauren enjoys reading, watching Netflix, protesting, and playing with cats.